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, public comment portion is closed. commissioner moore. >> commissioner moore: i'd like to put to the record that this is a mandatory discretionary review, and the issues, which the residential design team has addressed are those typically addressed in a mandatory discretionary review. i want to say that i think the review is extremely thorough, creative, and supportive of those ideas that are important to us as a commission. i want to comment taking it down from the top, the 15 foot setback from the street is something which this commission has asked the department to consistently implement. it's not 11 feet. it's not 12 feet. it's 15 feet where it occurs on the street side of a property which is larger than two stories, because this particular setback should not be seen from the front. so it's really not an issue to question, but just to accept because this commission has used this rule and over the years had the department strong implement the same 15 feet wherever that type of condition occurs. on the second one, regarding the garage door, that is also a guideline which thi
turned to the internet to defend itself. nbc's brian moore has the story. >> reporter: demonstrators descended to sound off on the alleged uranium of a 16-year-old girl and the upcoming trial of two football stars accused in august. >> there should have been somebody at least smart enough to stand up and say this is wrong. let's stop it. >> reporter: the case goes to trial next month. local officials have unexpectedly found themselves on trial. in the internet court of public opinion. steubenville authorities have set up a website to debunk claims that they tried to cover up the case to protect football players. >> i assure that you my department investigated this early. >> reporter: the group known as anonymous turned this case into an internet sensation with the release of a video in which the steubenville teens described what happened in too graphic for tv. police say they uncovered the video early in the investigation. >> i, too, as all my officers were appalled by these morally inept statements made. >> reporter: but officials say the evidence is bigger than one video. and despi
president fong, here. commission vice president wu, here. iana, present, boren, hillis, here, moore, hee, sugaya, here. first on your calendar consideration for items proposed for continuance. item 1, for 1856 pacific avenue, discretionary reviews have been canceled. under your regular calendar, item 12, case 2012.1183t and z amendments to the planning code for fillmore street there's a request from the supervisor's office to continue this item to january 10, 2013. we have just learned that item 18 for case 2012.0928dd and d for 2000 20th street all drs have been withdrawn. the only action in your continuance calendar is for item 12, if you so wish. >> president fong: is there any public comment on item 12 for continuance. >> commissioner antonini: move to continue. >> the clerk: commission antonini, aye, borden, aye, hillis, aye, moore, aye, wu, aye. 7-0. consenticle considered to be retoon by the planning commission and will be acted on by a single roll call vote. there will be no discussion unless the public requests in which case it will be removed from the consent calendar and consi
something that some of us are looking for. >> commissioner moore. >> both comments by commissioner suguya and commissioner wu are spot-on. it is something that none of us have experienced. however, the guidance given to us and the interpretation to us by the zoning administrator that this should follow the typical timeframes by which projects come back is what indeed i feel comfortable supporting because that is by the rules that we work and that is what the public is expecting. i would suggest that it is indeed changed and movement on the project. however, until the process has been fully worked out with the neighborhood regarding all of the issues that were briefly touched on by the people presenting, it's time to do it right this time. as we always said, every project has neighborhood support and the department's guidance has indeed created that and we're agreeing with it, then the project should hopefully be on successful way for approval. >> commissioner suguya, do you have another comment? >> i did. to the zoning administrator, interpretation of the planning code language that a
hard core supporters on board, neera tannen, stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and jackie calmes of the "new york times" and our own dana bash. you knows what happens when sis fuss rolls that boulder to the top of the hill, it rolls back down, a piece of greek mythology that brings to us the reality of the u.s. congress. it got a deal that raises taxes on the upper brackets and prevents for now huge spending cuts. it's moved on to the issue of avoiding a u.s. default. >> the president needs to show up early this time. >> republicans say they are done raising taxes. they want the president to agree to spending cuts in exchange for raising the amount of money the u.s. treasury is allowed to borrow. the president wants the debt ceiling raised without debate. but be serious, this is washington. >> any future budget agreements must balance the need for thoughtful spending reductions, with revenue from the wealthiest among us and closing wasteful tax loopholes. >> joining me now to tell us where this is all headed, the senate's number two democrat dick durbin of illinois. good m
. and especially as far as the solar panels are concerned. >> commissioner moore? >> i have a question for mr. lindsey, called process. this is the first time today that we are hearing that we are moving from a dr into a conditional use authorization. that by itself requires neighborhood notification is that correct? >> that is correct. >> has this neighborhood notification been issued to all the people with a sufficient amount of time? i would like to ask, please do not participate in my discussion with planning staff here. the reason why i'm asking is we had a holiday and we're moving back into holidays. for me it comes as a big surprise for a change in cu. i am very surprised. i kind of don't have a sense that the type of dialogue we normally encourage in the cu between an applicant and the neighborhood has been done to the extent that it answers those kinds of questions. for example, the issue about the solar panels. they are 11' above the additional floor we're adding. that is a significantly taller building because we all know that solar panels are very significant and they are not
, i don't think there is impact. >> commissioner moore? >> i don't think why we need to design an office building height, which is about 13', even 8' floor and 10' is perfectly fine. so i think the motion should consider lowering the upper floor to a 10' floor to ceiling height, which brings the upper floor to 11.1' and solar peanut butter panels are flat and we have something to consider. >> that is a proposed amendment? >> yes. >> we're talking about a total inez tenenbaum of 11.1. basically replicating the existing unit floor to ceiling height, which is very, very nice for a generously sized unit. and working on the solar panels to be in the flatter configuration. >> if the secretary is okay with it. i will second that amendment. >> second. >> commissioners you have a motion and second. amending the proposal to incorporate a floor to floor height no greater than 11' 1" and flat solar panels. (roll call ) >> so moved commissioners that motion passes 6-1. commissioners that will place you on your final regularly calendared item no. 17. 27-29 sutro heights avenue disc
moore? >> move to approve. >> second. >> i'm sorry, the proper wording is not take dr and approve >> commissioners on that motion to not take dr and approve the project as proposed. (roll call ) so moved commissioners. that motion passes unanimously, 7-0. and puts you on your final item on your calendar, public comment -- have i have no speaker cards. >> is there any general public comment? if not, it's been a good year. >> thank you. >> it's been very productive. thank you everyone. and we'll see you next year. >> thank you. meeting adjourned. [ gavel ] >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year lega
not address that. >> thank you, commissioner moore. >> i am very interested and very supportive of this particular legislation. what i would like to ask and perhaps you are already doing it, i see diagrams of bike racks, which reflect more of the traditional approach to bike racks and a significant amount of theft, which is happening. i hope sfmta and yourself and the bicycle coalition will strongly investigate which types of bike racks and which types of locks provide the largest security? i just recently read an article where the police department themselves tried to recommend to bicyclists what to do. it's a question of staying in the dialogue of technology, new and improved bike racks, including the fact that people are starting to ride slightly more expensive bicycles than just the $10 rotterdam-type bicycle. with that, because it make thems feel more comfortable or safety people want assurance that those bicycle racks are safe. just like with your car, you don't want it falling over when someone else pulls their bike out. that there is a little bit of understanding of w
.s. government. joining me is stephen moore, an anti-tax crusader and an editorial board member at "the wall street journal." let me start with you, president obama says the debt ceiling is nonnegotiable. but republicans in congress are going to use it as a negotiation tactic. you always say that government needs to get out of the way and let businesses grow. isn't not raising the debt ceiling to pay for bills already incurred. standing in the way of the economy? >> well you know, ali, you said this, the republicans view this as a good tool to try to discipline spending. i don't think they view this as a good tool. but i think they kind of view this as pain the only tool they have right now to try to get president obama to negotiate on spending cuts. as you quite correctly said, we just live heavied through the first of these cliffs, which was the fiscal cliff. we got by that one. democrats feel they had their day there and they did, they got their tax increase. republicans are still wondering when are we going to get around to reforming these big giant entitlement programs and maybe discipl
moore. let's go to you first, steve. based on our conversations this week, you like this deal a little more than do i. why don't you make the best case for it, for the deal? >> well, paul, this was for republicans a kind of eat your spinach moment. i just don't see any other alternative to what happened. and look, i think this is a rancid deal for so many reasons, especially the fact i think it's harmful to the economy. i guess my point, paul, would be i don't see republicans had much choice. i mean, you talk to john boehner and you talk to mitch mcconnell for six, seven weeks the president would simply not budge one inch on cutting spending and had no interest in doing that. the republicans believed and i think they're probably right if they'd gone into 2013 without the tax issue resolved they'd be pummelled day after day by the presid
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and steve moore. steve, let's go to you first. based on our conversations this week, you like this deal a little bit more than i do. why don't you make the west case for doing it for the deal? >> this was for republicans eat your spinach moment. i don't see any other alternative to what happened. look, i think this is rampant deal for so many reasons. i think it's for the economy, my point is that i don't think republicans have much choice. you talk to john boehner and for mitch mcconnell the president would not budge one inch on cutting spending. he had no interests in doing that. the republicans believe, i think they were probably right, they had gone into 2013 without this tax issue resolved, they would be pummeled day after day. i hate the deal but i think it was the least
swear-ins on capitol hill. we are back with jackie calls, neera tanden, stephen moore and dana bash, happiest guy on the hill, right? i mean, first of all, he flew in there like superman. it was dark, and we were going to go over the fiscal cliff, and he and senator mcconnell saved the day. so it was a good week for him. >> gas a very good week for joe biden. also very interesting because you saw the -- that old triangulation happening a little bit that dick morris term from the '90s because along the way, as things were getting very intense and as harry reid was not as involved and it became a biden/mcdonnel deal, we as those covering, it really got a couple of sort of selective leaks about what they were talking about, not to pressure mcconnell but democrats trying to pressure biden. they were concerned, back to the earlier conversations, that biden was selling out democrats too much on some key issues. at the end of the day the fact you had only three democrats voting against it in the senate and only a handful of democrats even though there's like 70 members of the progressive c
the campaign. quote, you have people like michael moore, bill clinton and jimmy carter coming out and giving you kudos as a sane republican. that does not play so well in the primary phase of iowa or south carolina. to be fair, huntsman was referring to the kudos as an added strike against him on top of his tendency towards honesty, even when inconvenient during the campaign. but by singling those three out, especially bill clinton, jon huntsman probably doesn't have to worry about any future endorsements. and a move that could signal some progress. during thursday's swearing-in ceremonies house speaker john boehner met the husbands of both democratic representative shaun patrick maloney of new york and mark pokan of wisconsin and how is that for family friendly and a new pew report notes members of the 113th congress are getting bold when it comes to their religious affiliation. they are at the same 2% level as americans who refuse to specify their faith. democratic congresswoman kirsten cinema to describe her religion as non-but ten of her colleagues didn't specify any religious affiliatio
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